Happy birthday, president!

On September 21, Rinat Akhmetov marks his birthday.

The name of the club’s president is associated with the Orange-and-Blacks’ most outstanding achievements in their recent history. Shakhtar are the UEFA Cup winners, nine-time champions of Ukraine and regular participants in the Champions League, competing neck and neck with Europe’s top teams. The Donetsk club is loved, valued and respected by the fans, who support it in different spots around the world.

Today, Rinat Akhmetov has a few cherished desires in his heart and on his mind.

That’s peace in his native Donbas! Its inhabitants, who found themselves in a very tough situation, have been assisted for over a year by the Humanitarian Centre which was set up by the president of FC Shakhtar. That’s decent living standards in the region. That’s the team’s return to their home Donbass Arena, alongside the long-awaited meeting with all the fans!

The coaching staff, the players and personnel of FC Shakhtar wish you, dear Rinat Leonidovich, a very happy birthday from the bottom of their heart. We wish you peace, sound health, patience, happiness and every success in all your endeavours. May your wishes come true!

FC Shakhtar